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Net 2 Bokke was fiks

Net twee van die 30 Springbokke op verlede jaar se toer na Europa het hul fiksheidstoets geslaag. Hendrik Cronje Dié skokkende feit het op die lappe...
Elma Smit interview with Vermeulen on the Player of the year award.

SA rugby in crisis – Duane

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen feels that rugby in South Africa is in a state of "chaos" and doesn't expect the situation to change...

Boks new game plan: Confuse the opposition

The Boks have a wonderfull gameplan to win matches and it's already paying off, writes Boertjie. The Spingboks play an outside centre on inside centre...

Listen to the experts

We all have opinions, but how many of us have the insight of BRENDAN VENTER? by Boertjie Sorry, there is no transcript, but this may be...

Joost vs Fourie vs the World

The debate will most properly go on until the end of days and it is a question that we will ask until then.... Was Fourie Du...

Absa los Bokke, Curriebeker

Die Springbokke is skynbaar hul hoofborg kwyt. Sunday Times het Sondag berig dat Absa, wat die nasionale rugbyspan se titelborg is, Saru Vrydag ingelig...

R20 million pay day waiting for Heyneke

Heyneke Meyer has signed a contract to coach the Boks for another four years - earning R20 million plus performance bonusses. Stephen Nell of...

Boks beating All Blacks? No way!

Experienced rugby scribe Dan Retief gives three reasons why a Bok victory is not possible. And it's hard to differ . . . Vodacom...

World Rugby: Joubert was WRONG!

It seems that Craig Joubert was indeed wrong to award a controversial penalty to Australia in the 78th minute of the Rugby World Cup...

Start with Willem Alberts

Start with Willem Alberts – Schalk is just not the player of ten years ago, even when he goes through a ton of work. "Statistics...

Craig Joubert robs the Kilts

South Africa's Craig Joubert has come in for scything criticism of his handling of the Australia v Scotland Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham...

Rating for RWC referees

Something to keep you talking and your minds busy up to the weekend - who are the best, who are very poor? Do you...

‘Ek kies Fourie altyd eerste’ – Eddie Jones

Some very interesting views by Eddie Jones in a chat to Hanlie Retief of Rapport newspaper. Sorry, no translation. Julle Souties moet maar suffer...

Why the Boks will beat Samoa

Why will the Boks rattle the Samoans tonight? There may be more reasons, but I can think of nine. 1. Because Jannie, Beast and...

Accolades for Springbok museum

The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum was named in the top 1% of world's attractions - and having been there I can vouch for the...

Hoskins sorts facts from bullshit

Many opinions have been aired over recent weeks and I have listened to them with growing frustration. I have been frustrated because the good...

Die pot noem die ketel swart

Die einste Peter de Villiers wat vandeesweek ’n striemende rasse-aanval op Heyneke Meyer geloods het, het hom vyf jaar gelede gesoebat om sy sukkelende...

Seven Boks turn to Cosatu about colour (Update)

Five black Springbok players have approached Cosatu to take up issues such as being sidelined in matches, the trade federation said on Monday. Jenna Etheridge,...

Bok injuries keeps piling up

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, Marcell Coetzee and Willie le Roux have all been ruled out of the return match against Argentina in Buenos...

André Watson in die sop

Die blaser André Watson is by Saru in die sop oor sy beweerde afknouerige en intimiderende optrede teenoor westrydbeamptes. Watson het luidens betroubare bronne verlede...

‘Superrugby is op pad uit’

Daar heers ernstige kommer dat `n gebrek aan spelers van gehalte en `n voortspuitende verwatering in die mededingendheid die Superugbyreeks in 2016 kan laat...

L’EQUIPE: 1995 se Bokke het dwelms gebruik

Die dood van 'n paar Springbokke kan teruggevoer word na dwelmgebruik in 1995 se Wêreldbeker. Maroela Media Die Franse sportkoerant L’Equipe benut die dood van...

Dok Danie Craven se kroegstorie

Dok Danie Craven – hy sou Saterdag verjaar het – was geen drinker nie, maar daar was tog die dag toe hy die hoteleienaar...

Oplossing vir Saru se Kings-dilemma

Die weeskind van Suid-Afrikaanse rugby, die Oostelike Provinsie Kings, gaan die Suid-Afrikaanse rugbybase nog slapelose nagte besorg. Deur Pieter Kruger, Maroela Media Die OP is steeds...

Jurie Roux in knyp oor bedrog

Die Universiteit Stellenbosch is ongelukkig omdat Saru na bewering `n vertroulikheidsooreenkoms verbreek het deur `n forensiese verslag aan die rugbyliggaam se hoofbeampte, Jurie Roux,...

Saru looking at Singapore for Super18

Singapore has leapt to the front of the queue as the favourite to be the 18th Vodacom Super Rugby franchise from 2016 if reports...

Heyneke en die driejaar-slagyster

Die laaste drie Springbokafrigters se groot probleme het almal in hul derde jaar uitgebreek, en Heyneke Meyer is nou in sy derde jaar aan...

Baie Bokke was nie op Cravenweek

Is swak keurwerk of laat ontwikkeling die rede dat so baie Springbokke nie Cravenweekspelers is nie? Pale Toe! Maroelamedia Wie sal weet? Maar hieronder is...

Cheetahs loop leeg

As Adriaan Strauss vir die Bulls gaan speel, sal hy hom by 'n hele spul spelers voeg wat die Vrystaatse span gaan verlaat. Trevor...

Heyneke lig die sluier

There is a lot of sound reasoning behind the Springbok coach's plans with the first Bok team of the year. JP Pietersen se skuif na...

Jake White: Suur druiwe?

Pleks van almal te blameer, moet Jake White dalk hand in eie boesem steek vir die Shark se nederlaag teen die Stormers. Article by Boertjie Maandag...

Ellende tref De Allende

Damian de Allende – wat na 'n waarskynlike keuse gelyk het – moes hom weens die kniebesering wat hy teen die Sharks gekry het...

Saru to fold in face of quota demands?

It seems that the gutless SA Rugby Union is on its way to give in to Fikile Mbalula's ridiculous demand of a 60-40 black/white...

Aussie-poging om SA te systap kry teenspoed

'n Poging deur Australië om 'n wegbreek Transtasmaniese kompetisie met minimum deelname deur Suid-Afrika te hou is deur die Nieu-Seelandse swaargewigte afgeskiet. Fairfax NZ...

‘Bulls’ mauls are totally illegal’

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has dubbed the Bulls deadly rolling mauls from lineouts as ''totally illegal'', but says there will be no pre-match approach...

WP wil weer hol met die bôl

Gert Smal, nuut aangestelde direkteur van WP Rugby, se hoof mikpunt sal wees om weer 'n kultuur van vyftienman-wenrugby in die unie te vestig. "Dit...

‘Skrumreël moet dadelik verander’

Rugby se skrums is voortdurend onder die soeklig en'n vooraanstaande afrigter voel dat nóg 'n verandering dadelik gemaak moet word. Die Blues se afrigter,...

Dis nie net Bulls wat spelers oppot nie

Baie is gesê oor BRENDAN VENTER se storie oor die oppot (hoarding) van spelers. Dit strek natuurlik wyer as die Bulls. Wim van der...

Bulls guilty of hoarding

The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER. SuperSport History has shown that whenever the...

Four ways to fix the scrum

"In New Zealand, from a young age you are taught how to destabilise a scrum." - Edward Pye, a Roar pro on The Roar....

Why the Sharks are razor sharp

BRENDAN VENTER discusses the Sharks' success and asks: When are we going to see consequences for shocking refereeing performances? While New Zealand franchises have...

Building a mega mediocrity

Increasingly the decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby in 2016 is looking like a decision to grow an enormous mediocre monster, writes RYAN VREDE. SA...

Diagnosis of defeat

It's a bit dated, but I'm sure you'll still find this piece by BRENDAN VENTER worth reading. Brendan Venter, SuperSport The fact that both the Bulls...

S15 gives SA sides unfair advantage

Here are the latest blood rising musings of your favourite rugby scribe, an Aussie with a Greek name. Spiros Zavos, The Roar Among the problems...

Refs must be tougher on 9’s

Lyndon Bray, SANZAR's Game Manager, wants referees to "get stronger" on committing the scrumhalves to a proper feed and forcing hookers to hook for...

Ons beste rugbybrein sit eenkant

Waar is Brendan Venter? Hoekom sit een van die land se heel beste rugbybreine op die kantlyn? Maroelamedia Suid-Afrika se voorraad rugbyafrigters wat werklik met die...

‘Swop S15 for English clubs’

Jake White has suggested South African teams could ditch Super Rugby in favour of a tournament with English teams. Sport24 Following the Sharks director of...

Boks can go tops in 2014

Jean de Villiers believes South Africa have the players that put the Springboks at the top of the rankings. Sport24 Intense competition for places this...

The Perth(fect) braai

After being the first South African to join the Western Force, many of Sias Ebersohn's countrymen have now joined him the west. Rugby365 The Bloemfontein-born flyhalf...

Rugby comes second to dodgy refs

New Zealand achievements were rivalled for attention and at times even overshadowed by the TMO and refereeing incompetence that blighted 2013. Gavin Rich, Weekend...